Happy Galentine’s Day! Ladies, February 13 is the day of the year to make time to celebrate your girl friends over brunch. It doesn’t matter if you all are single or not, grab your gal pals and bring on the waffles!
Prepare a brunch everyone can enjoy. Tradition dictates that the main course of your Galentine’s meal be waffles. Top with syrup sliced fruit, chocolate chips and whatever else you desire, the simple, feel-good food reminds you of the comfort your friendships bring you. And while you may be satisfied with stacks of waffles and an endless topping bar, show your friends how much you care by providing some side options. Here are three sides that will make sure all your girls feel loved.
Break up the sweetness and simplicity of the perfect waffle with a side that will make your friends feel fancy. In addition to the asparagus and ricotta suggested in the recipe’s name, this tart includes herbs and prosciutto for a creation that your besties won’t find anywhere else.
The only sweet brunch item that can compete with waffles is French toast. Instead of creating a dilemma for your guests, create a bake that has the sweetness of the waffles but with a different texture. The cinnamon, cardamom, brown sugar and nutmeg topped with sliced bananas creates a wonderful make-ahead side with a mouth-watering aroma.
You can’t host a brunch without a Southern staple. We’ve perfected the long, enjoyable get-together. Biscuits and gravy are a must for any feel-good meal, but adding cheese to your dough brings more yum to each bite. Guests may insist they’re full, but a look at this comfort food will keep them at the table.
Ladies, before planning a night with your loved one, make a day to celebrate the special love amongst friends. Find the perfect brunch sides that make your friends feel happy and pampered.
For more brunch ideas, go to our Breakfast & Brunch recipes.